My Featured Beard Oil:
Table of Contents:
- Featured Beard Oils – The Best Beard Oils
- Beard Oil Samples
- Beard Oil Packs
- The Beard Oil Index – All Known Beard Oils
- Premium Beard Oils
- How to Use Beard Oil
- The Beard Oil Recipe
I see your plan. You intend to walk up to that pretty filly standing over yonder, tip your cap and offer her your calling card, with the promise of gentlemanly conduct and perhaps a warm meal. But she’ll rebuff you, my good sir, because your beard smells musty. Fix this awkward situation with some beard oil, destined to make your beard smell manly, as it should. Beard oil is a leave-in conditioner that makes your beard look healthy and shiny, and adds a manly scent–think of it as a beard cologne. It’s different from beard conditioner, which you wash out during a shower. Beard oil often comes with jojoba oil and other natural oils that mimic a man’s natural follicle oils, making it easily absorbed by the skin to promote healthy, strong strands. I’ve also listed many other types below. Find a beard oil that suits you best, and it will become your new best friend.
The Best Beard Oils
These beard oils are the best in the business. They have consistently high ratings, and are reliably available. I have personally sampled all of them, and my wife has given each her “it makes you smells good” stamp of approval.
Grave Before Shave – Beard Oil Pack
Prospector Beard Oil
The Prospector beard oil by Burroughs is one of the oldest and most trusted brands of beard oil. It has some of the best beard oil reviews around. Its earthy scent gives your beard a rich, manly presence, and naturally it’s one of my favorites.
Bay Lime Beard Oil
I like the bottle design on this one, which comes with a nice pump action, making it easier to apply to the beard. After I finished this bottle of oil (which was great, by the way) I poured the other oils I experimented with into it, so I could reuse this unique bottle design.
Beard Oil Samples
Not sure if you’re ready for beard oil yet? Never fear my classy friend. Many beard oils come in sampler sizes so you can purchase smaller amounts to test before you commit to one brand. Here is a list of the beard oil sample packs I know of.
- Dream Beard Sampler – Carpenter – $6.99 – 3.7ml
- Dream Beard Sampler – Lumberjack – $6.99 – 3.7ml
- Dream Beard Sampler – The Gentleman – $6.99 – 3.7ml
- Dream Beard Sampler – The Mechanic – $6.99 – 3.7ml
- Dream Beard Sampler – Bearded Barber – $6.99 – 3.7ml
- Dream Beard Sampler – 4 Pack – $19.99 - 1/2oz (15ml)
Beard Oil Packs
- PureBeard Sampler 4 Pack with Beard Comb – $29.95 – 4oz (1oz each)
- Black Spruce
- Grave Before Shave 3 Pack – $35.00 – 3oz (1oz each)
- Pine Scent
- Viking Blend
- Beard Oil Gift Set – $34.00 – 6oz (2oz each)
- Energy Blend
- Summertime Beard Oil Kit – $48.00 – 3oz (1oz each)
- Sun Defence
- Cooling Blend
- Mountaineer Beard Oil & Conditioner Kit – $22.50 – (2oz each)
- Cedar/Fir Beard Oil
- Cedar/Fir Beard Balm Conditioner
Beard Oil Index
It’s my goal with this section to index all beard oils. I update this list frequently, adding new beard oils to the top, with a brief description of what makes the oil unique. Do you know of a beard oil that I missed? Let me know in the comments, and I will add it to this list.
- H-Beard Beard Oil – $15.95 – .37oz (11ml) – Also comes in 1.12oz (33ml)
- Cedar & Eucalyptus Beard Oil - $18.95 – 1oz
- Mountaineer Beard Oil – Timber - $10.95 – 2oz
- Mountaineer Beard Oil – Coal - $13.85 – 2oz
- BRO: Beard Rejuvenating Oil - $14.00 – 1oz
- Woodsman Beard Oil - $20.00 – 1oz
- Snake Oil Beard Oil - Original Scent – $14.99 – 2.1oz
- Snake Oil Beard Oil – Unscented – $14.99 – 2.1oz
- Portland Co. Beard Oil – Timber – $20.00 – 1oz
- Portland Co. Beard Oil – Urban – $20.00 – 1oz
- Portland Co. Beard Oil – Shuler – $20.00 – 1oz
- Leven Rose Beard Oil - $13.97 – 1oz
- The Bearded Man Co. – Sandalwood - $9.99 – 1/3oz (10ml)
- The Bearded Man Co. – Black Coffee – $9.99 – 1/3oz (10ml)
- The Bearded Man Co. – Bay Rum – $9.99 – 1/3oz (10ml)
- The Bearded Man Co. – Driftwood – $9.99 – 1/3oz (10ml)
- The Bearded Man Co. – Oak Moss – $9.99 – 1/3oz (10ml)
- Cedarwood & Clove Beard Oil - $15.00 – 1oz
- Tranquil Sandalwood Beard Oil - $12.99 – 2oz
- Argan Natural Beard Oil – $16.95 – 2oz
- Summertime Sundown Beard Oil – $16.99 – 1oz
- Summertime Sun Defense Beard Oil – $16.99 – 1oz
- OneDTQ - Mojo Beard Oil – $12.00 – 2oz
- OneDTQ - Calming Beard Oil – $12.00 – 2oz
- OneDTQ – Medicine Man Beard Oil – $16.00 – 2oz
- OneDTQ – Good Grooming Beard Oil – $12.00 – 2oz
- Dream Beard Oil – Lumberjack – $17.99 - 1oz
- Dream Beard Oil – The Mechanic – $17.99 – 1oz
- Dream Beard Oil – The Bearded Barber – $17.99 – 1oz
- Spearmint & Eucalyptus Beard Oil – $15.00 – 1oz
- Craftsman Beard Oil – Hops – $19.95 – 1oz
- Beardition Soft + Sweet Beard Oil – 17.95 – 2oz
- Navigator Beard Oil – $15.99 – 1oz
- Mr. Beard’s – Butt Naked - $10.00 – 10z
- Mr. Beard’s – Early Rider – $10.00 – 1oz
- Mr. Beard’s – Lumberjack – $10.00 – 1oz
- Mr. Beard’s – Scurvy Free – $10.00 – 1oz
- Grave Before Shave - Original Scent - $12.00 – 1oz
- Grave Before Shave - Viking Blend - $12.00 – 1oz
- Grave Before Shave - Pine Scent - $12.00 – 1oz
- Grave Before Shave - Bay Rum Scent - $12.00 – 1oz
- Beardbrand – Tree Ranger - $24.99 – 1oz
- Beardbrand – Tea Tree - $24.99 – 1oz
- Beardbrand – Spiced Citrus - $24.99 – 1oz
- Beardbrand – Blank Slate - $24.99 – 1oz
- Whiskey & Lace - The Lumberjack Beard Oil – $18.00 – 1oz
- Whiskey & Lace – The Cowboy Beard Oil – $18.00 – 1oz
- Whiskey & Lace – The Duke Beard Oil – $18.00 – 1oz
- Whiskey & Lace – The Gent – $18.00 – 1oz
- Whiskey & Lace – The Pirate – $18.00 – 1oz
- Whiskey & Lace – The Sojourner – $18.00 0 1oz
- PureBeard – Original – $11.95 – 1oz
- Grandad John’s Beard Oil – $19.00 – 2oz
- Benevolent Beard Oil – $14.99
Premium Beard Oils
The thing that makes these beard oils “premium” is the rare or unique essential oil that gives the beard oil its scent and therapeutic characteristics. For example, the tobacco beard oil doesn’t have tobacco in it, but instead has a natural essential oil that mimics the scent of rich pipe tobacco. These rarer essential oils are more expensive to use–thus the price.
- Captain Fawcetts Beard Oil – $58.90 – 1 2/3oz (50ml)
- Penhaligon Sartorial Beard Oil – $80 – 3.4oz (100ml)
- Zeus Beard Oil – Verbena Lime – $29.99
- Tobacco Beard Oil – $68 – 1oz
Looking to create your own beard oil? Read my comprehensive beard oil recipe.
How to Use Beard Oil
So you found the perfect beard oil, but then you wonder: How exactly do I use beard oil? I get this question a lot. Beard oil, unlike beard balm or waxes, is already in liquid form. A little bit of oil tends to go a long way. Men will often run out of beard oil quickly, but with judicial use, you can make a 1oz vial of beard oil last many months. My favorite tool for applying beard oil is the Misto oil sprayer.
I dedicated an article to this topic, complete with handy animated gifs. Let me sum up some of the things you should consider.
1) Don’t use too much
A beard that feels “oily” is no fun. Using too much beard oil can get in your mouth, make your food taste funny, stain your clothes, or get on your significant other when you lean in for a kiss. You want to lightly glaze your beard with the oil, and rub it in so that every strand can absorb it. If your beard feels oily or slick afterwards, then you probably used too much.
Take your beard oil and either apply it directly to your beard using an eyedropper, or pour a small amount in the palm of your hand and rub your hands together. Then, with your palms open, apply it to the outside of your beard, making sure to spread it around evenly. You don’t want oil to be too thick in some place and thin in others. To get an even spread, make sure you run your fingers through.
2) Make sure your beard is dry
A wet beard will interfere with the spreading of the oil (oil and water don’t mix!). Make sure your beard is dry. If you apply the oil after a shower, towel dry your beard vigorously , even the under beard, before applying the oil. This will help make sure you get even distribution on your beard.
3) Don’t forget the under-beard
It’s easy to nail the front of your beard and forget about the rest. One of the benefits of using beard oil is that it conditions your strands and your pores, and makes the strands less likely to form split ends and fairy knots. Your under-beard can benefit from this too.
When applying beard oil, make sure you bring your hands under the beard and stroke upwards to get your under beard.
4) Comb it out
When you’re confident that you’ve spread the beard oil out evenly, grab a beard comb and gently comb your beard to shape. Beard oil doesn’t hold a shape very well. If you want to maintain a certain shape, then I suggest you try some beard gloss. However, oil will give your beard weight and give it a nice sheen. Comb it out to brighten up this sheen and order un-orderly strands that will try to fly out here and there.
That’s all there is to it gents! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below, and please share with me your favorite beard oil.